This section of Intensive Care Network contains a set of study notes for the Paediatric Fellowship Examination. These notes were written as preparation for the 2010 CICM Paediatric Fellowship Examination. They are neither necessarily authoritative nor comprehensive. The were made to summarise the common areas in paediatric intensive care, ones I had less knowledge on, topical issues, and also to cover frequently recurring topics in the exam. The notes are far more detailed than would ever be required in the exam.
The notes contain a mixture of theory and practical information for each topic. The practical aspect is much more likely to be examined in the fellowship exam – both written and clinical. In the interests of space there are many abbreviations, and I have included a glossary if these are unclear. I hope the notes do, however, bring together some knowledge which can be hard to collect.
Reading these notes is no replacement for going through old papers, making bullet point lists (as you will need to do in the exam) and reading an established textbook (see the article on useful books for the exam).
Please feel free to add these to your notes, or to change them as you wish.
Abbreviations for PICU Exam Notes